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Professional wellness is an important element of overall well-being. It embraces job satisfaction, the ability to use one’s talents and skills at work and ambitions for professional and personal growth. Professional wellness is the key to a healthy work environment as people spend a lot of time at work. As reported by HuffPost in 2012, researchers at Brigham Young University conducted a research which included a study of 19,803 people who worked at large companies. The outcome of the research turned out to be eating unhealthily and rare exercise was directly linked to increased risk of low productivity.
1.Fuelling your body for daily activities by eating a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.
2.Engaging in work with intrinsic motivation.
3.Finding positive ways to handle workplace stress.
4.Developing new skills to thrive in the field with excellence.
5.Realizing one’s true potential.
6.Pursuing meaningful realistic goals.
7.Feeling inspired to go to work daily.
8.Accepting healthy challenges at work.
9.Maintaining a positive attitude.
10.Building effective communication with co-workers.
11.Enjoy work life balance.
2.Say no to stress.
3.Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy.
4.Write out goals – Create a plan to execute them and start working.
Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not being narcissistic…
Self-love helps you to blossom into a brighter version of yourself.
Practicing self love helps you to truly understand your worth.
1.Who am I? - Talk to yourself - Understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
2.Explore your character and strengths.
3.Smile and fill your body with nourishing food.
4.Stop comparisons - You are gorgeous.. You are unique.
5.Surround yourself with people who inspire you and encourage you.
6.Forgive yourself - The past is long gone.
Taking the partner for granted.
Choosing silent treatment to ignore and exclude.
Criticizing the partner constantly.
Lack of interest over the other.
Failing to spend time together.
Having different life goals, expectations and values.
Lack of trust.
Lack of intimacy.
1.Talk to Professionals.
2.Spend more quality time together.
3.No blame game.
4.Break the silence - communication helps to bond.
5.Plan your short term and long term life goals together.
6.Express your thoughts openly.
7.Take time to thank and appreciate the efforts your partner has made.
9.Keep gadgets away and respect your partner’s presence.
1.Reflects faith over fear.
2.Helps you to cope with trials and triumphs of life.
3.Makes you become more resilient towards life.
4.Increases motivation to succeed.
5.Enhances self confidence.
6.Builds a positive framework of mind.
7.Helps you to grow and glow.
8.Makes you bond with people easily.
9.Gives the ability to overcome challenges.
10.Motivates to achieve a goal in life.
11.Brings out the stronger shade of personality.
1.By limiting any news or social media content related to Covid-19 pandemic.
2.Make use of technology to socialize with friends and family.
3.Stay Busy- Stick with a schedule and establish normalcy.
4.Distraction is the key to avoid anxiety associated with Covid-19 outbreak.
5.Give yourself some actions - take deep breaths, stretch yourself and meditate.
6.Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
8.Get plenty of sleep.
9.Avoid excessive use of alcohol, tobacco or any other drugs.
10.Make time to unwind - Try doing some pastime activities that you’ll enjoy.
11.Get yourself vaccinated.
Positive parenting focuses on teaching good behavior using kind and firm parenting techniques. Here are some effective positive parenting tips to help you create a peaceful, happy home.
1.Focus on the reasons behind the behavior.
2.Be kind and firm.
4.Be clear and consistent.
5.Time out yourself to chill.
6.Be patient and don’t despair.
7.Check on age appropriate behavior and brain development.
We cannot recognize pleasure without pain.
Pain isn’t always a pain. Sometimes it can actually feel good.
It is impossible to avoid pain while seeking pleasure because pain and pleasure are the two sides of the same coin.
Pain can be both physical and mental.
For eg, a woman gives birth knowing the process would be painful. But then she relishes the pleasure of raising the child.
Another example can be, a man may constantly think about losing the money in debts but it can be proactively stopped if he had an idea. He constantly pains him and if it doesn't happen he is just happy with what all he has got.
A new research suggests, people experience pleasure during a painful stimulus if the stimulus turns out to be less bad than what they expected it to be.
When feeling blue, you may crave calorie-rich, high sugar foods to try to lift your spirits but it is unlikely to help you in the long term and may have negative consequences as well. Good nutrition is important to mental health as it is to physical health. What you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood.
Unhealthy eating patterns can cause mood swings. Missing a meal, especially breakfast, can lead to low blood sugar leaving you feeling weak and tired. Not consuming enough calories can lead to problems, such as feeling foggy, tired and low energy. A diet lacking essential nutrients can disrupt brain chemistry and alter mood and behavior. High intakes of unhealthy, processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries lead to low energy, irritability, feeling sluggish and contribute to a larger waistline.
Food contributes to the development, prevention, and management of mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders. A healthy eating plan can keep you energized and help you to feel your best physically and emotionally. Healthy-diet has a great effect on gut microbiota, neuroplasticity (brain’s ability to modify structure, wiring and function), and cellular damage. Eating high-quality premium foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with depression and mood disorders- sunshine plays a vital role in mood disorders.
Fill your plate with mood-supporting foods by eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, fish, poultry, eggs, leafy greens, legumes, flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, spinach, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds which improves sleep patterns and help fight off feelings of depression. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
If your loved one’s death was sudden, grief can manifest as psychological trauma or PTSD. The sadness of losing someone you love never goes away completely. If you aren’t feeling better over time, or your grief is getting worse, it may be a sign that your grief has developed into a more serious problem, such as complicated grief or major depression.
Intense longing and yearning for your deceased loved one, denial of the death or sense of disbelief, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, difficulty in day-to-day life, unable to function well at home work, imagining that your loved one is alive, slow speech and movement, feeling numb and disconnected from others, feeling like life isn’t worth living…are the symptoms of your grief.
It takes time for healing and to accept the reality of the loss and to work through the pain of grief to adjust to a life without the deceased. If the pain of the loss is so constant and severe, it is called complicated grief – an intense state of mourning which in turn results in a feeling that life is empty or meaningless and there is intense longing and yearning for your deceased loved one. It disrupts your daily routine and undermines your other relationships. But with the right guidance, you can make healing changes and move on with your life.
Please take care of yourself as you grieve…. Look after your physical health, eat- right, exercise and sleep well, try to maintain your hobbies and interests. Turn to friends and family members - express your feelings, join a support group. When grief doesn’t go away - seek professional help…
Several researchers have stated that there is a silent crisis in the mental health of men. Men’s mental health is equal to physical health. Our society does not talk enough about men and depression. Our culture doesn’t always leave space for men to express their worries, insecurities and inner struggle. The stigma surrounding mental health that stops many men from talking about their fears,reservations and confusions and seeking help when they need it. Let’s talk more about men’s mental health wellness and support them to glow and grow better.
We have very important men in our lives like fathers, spouses, sons, brothers, uncles, and friends. Their health matters to us a lot and they are the foundation of our happy, secure life. That’s why we need to have a greater concern about their emotional wellbeing. Good mental health is as important as oxygen, water and sunshine – we all need it to survive.
Our society for generations has always depicted men as a stronger gender - one who is physically strong, doesn't cry and is emotionally stronger. Many men who suffer silently have been diagnosed with mental health issues but do nothing about it because they think confessing it makes them weak. Suffering silently will enhance these symptoms and lead to complications in future treatment.
Family, please pay close attention to men’s physical and emotional wellbeing and keep a track on their actions such as intolerance, unwanted arguments, addiction, and domestic distress. Encourage them to talk to professionals. Timely guidance given by professionals help men to be happier, stress free, be rational in their ideas, and be more productive in their personal, family and professional life. Let’s not allow stress to drain men’s energy, body, mind and spirit.
Researches by cyber psychologists prove that personality traits like neuroticism, sensation seeking, anxiety, and aggression displayed significant associations with online gaming addiction. Addiction to the internet is connected to negative aspects like failing in education, family conflicts, daydreaming, no clear focus on life, lack of motivation to plan their future and relationship problems.
Visual, muscular-skeletal, obesity and epileptic seizures are the physical health disorders associated with long term video game activity. Gamers and their family must have a greater awareness of signs and symptoms of gaming addiction on daily activities, physical and mental health issues, and trouble in social relationships. Maladaptive patterns of mobile game playing behavior, will result in delinquent behavior, uncontrolled spending, weakening physical health and mental health, lack of goal setting in day-to-day life and living in an illusionary world.
Thinking about gaming all or a lot of the time, feeling bad when can’t play, needing to spend more and more time playing to feel good, playing games to handle mood swings are the classic symptoms of addiction. To avoid loneliness, anxiety and physical hazards associated with this addiction, gamers must set time limits for playing and stick to them. Keeping phones and other gadgets out of the bedroom will help avoid using mobile phones at night. Involving in physical exercises, travel, part time jobs, volunteering in non-profit organizations, meditation, reading habits, watching movies, learning new courses, involving in family chores,learning new musical instruments supports physical and mental health, enhances focus on life and helps to avoid mobile gaming addiction.
There’s an old saying that everyone has a book inside of them. The tales we tell hold a controlling effect over our recollection of memories and it influences our behavior. We all have those stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, the ones we’ve been telling ourselves for years about who we are, how life experiences have impacted our journey of life and how our pasts have influenced our current lives.
A life story doesn’t just say what happened in the past, do not simply reflect our personality, but speaks volumes about their goals and values. Whether positive or negative our story is, how it is going to impact our present and future life matters a lot. What happens next in life depends upon the narration that runs in mind like an old tale.
If our story has a negative twist and turns and it impacts our life badly, to change our stories and in turn our life in an inspiring way, we need to engage with them, to dialogue with them gently, constantly, and relentlessly to change the way the narrative goes.
Listen to your inner story carefully and do self-talk therapy and give effectual guidance to yourself. Imagine that your own story is being made into a movie. What genre of movie you want it to be – tragedy, melancholic or happy feel-good movie. If we practice a redemptive story in our mind, life changes positively.
We look in the mirror, scrutinising, worrying and then hoping to enhance our looks and shape. Unfortunately, for the generation beauty is just the outer appearance of the body, expensive clothes and expensive makeup to enhance their looks.
Inner beauty is a permanently carved quality of an individual which makes the person more trustworthy, approachable and interesting. The inner beauty of the soul which makes someone beautiful is forever lasting impact of its beauty on others.In order to be beautiful, one just needs to believe that he/she is beautiful. Just love and accept yourself and be yourself.
The outer beauty is just a temporary layer we all have got, which shreds with time and age.It takes courage to make the decision to stop body shaming, and have body positivity.Focus on health and good nutrition, instead of skipping meals and being self-critical.We tend to spend so much time analysing and arbitrating appearance but comparatively so little time appreciating abilities and knowing amazing facts of our human body.
Focus on health not on size and weight, Appreciate the human body for all it can do.The human body is one of the most enchanting living forms on Earth. Here are some fascinating features that make it special. Every second, your body produces 25 million new cells. That means in 15 seconds, you will have produced more cells than there are people in the United States.
1. A person usually breathes an average of 13 pints of air every minute.
2. The human brain is far better than the best computer ever created. It can handle a lot of information every second, and process it all faster than a computer.
3. What do lungs and a tennis court have in common? Their size! It seems pretty impossible, but if the lungs were opened flat, they would be so big that they would cover the size of a tennis court.
4. Lungs float on water. It’s not something most people are aware of but, actually, the lungs are the only organs in the human body that are capable of floating on water.
5. In one year, a human heart would pump enough blood to fill an Olympic size pool.
6. If all the blood vessels in the human body were laid end to end, they would encircle the Earth four times.
7. Your liver is the only organ that can completely regenerate itself. If someone donated his or her liver to someone else, their liver would grow back to its original size again in a few weeks.
8. As well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints.
9. On average, human body contains enough iron to make a nail 2.5 cm (1 inch) long.
10. While awake, your brain produces enough electricity to power a lightbulb.
11. The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
12. In camera terms, the human eye is about 576 megapixels.
13. The small intestine is roughly 23 feet long.
14. Sneezing is your nose’s reset button.
15. Nephrons, the kidney’s filtering units, clean the blood in the human body in about 45 minutes and send about six cups of urine (2000 ml) to the bladder every day.
16. The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
Life is a notebook. Two pages are already written by God, the first page is birth and last page is death. Center pages are empty. Fill them with love, smile and sacrifice but not with ego and false attitude.
Don’t see your beauty, it spoils your duty. Do your duty, it makes you beautiful.
All birds find shelter during rain but the eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds. “So be an eagle”.
Your real day begins when you realize the realities of the real world.
Sometimes unexpected turns turn our life unexpectedly negative and in turn we have to turn our attitude in order to turn that turn positive.
A- Always trust in God.
B- Be prepared for everything.
C- “Can achieve anything” should be your motto.
D- Don’t blame others for your mistake.
E- Enjoy life, the way it is.
F- Friendships are to be treasured.
G- Guard your honor.
H- Hope for the best.
I- Irresponsibility is the first step to your failure.
J- Jealousy kills you.
K- Kindness towards everyone, including animals.
L- Learn to love and forgive.
M- Make new friends but don’t forget the old.
N- Never give up on your goal.
O- Oppose the wrong.
P- Practice patience in whatever you do.
Q- Quieten your mind when it is angry.
R- Remember God in happiness and in sorrow.
S- Save money for the future.
T- Truthfulness is dear to God.
U- Unity is the key to a happy life.
V- View everything in life with a positive state of mind.
W- Willingly help others.
X- Xerox your good character and erase your bad character.
Y- You are the master of your destiny.
Z- Zeal with knowledge.
Gifting in general itself is a tough task. Picking the right one might be confusing but it would become even more difficult when it comes for the one with anxiety. Here are a few ideas to help your loved ones to breathe and relax.
Aromatherapy helps to ease Anxiety. Lavender is the most famous fragrance but apart from that orange, grapefruit, chocolate also tends to calm the mind. There are a variety of gifts like candles, perfumes, soaps, bath bombs, essential oils, peels, etc. where fragrance can be induced and enjoyed.
For the ones who find calm and serenity in cooking or for the ones who spend a major time in the kitchen. An easy cookbook with simple and time saving recipes would be of help. A dishwasher to wash the dishes with ease or a maid or a house help to share the work. Condiments for instant cooking or jars for more space would help. Even stickers or labels for food items or jars would be more helpful and convenient for anxious people.
Squeeze it. Hold it. Squish it. Hug it.
A pillow would act for its purpose and will also be a stress reliever. Get your loved ones their favorite character or design or color. They would enjoy the gift and it would be equally helpful for them. Now, there are special designs and varieties available especially for people with anxiety.
Engaging the brain in activities that can occupy the hand and mind is a way to lessen the anxiety. If the person is weary of coloring books and puzzles, try gifting them with stitching / embroidery / quilling / candle / toy / jewelry making kits that they’ll enjoy. Building blocks will be loved by all invaried of the age.
Words have the power to control the mind. Gift them with bracelets / chains / rings with powerful words like “brave the uncomfortable”, “embrace uncertainty”, “it’s ok to feel how I feel”, “stay positive”, “hope”, etc. These affirmations tend to push away anxiety and help the wearer to navigate through bad days. Phrases may be sticked on walls / mirrors / places that they use regularly for motivation.
The anxious mind is a beehive of unwanted, irrational and often negative thoughts. These thoughtful gifts might help in lessening their buzz. Writing down thoughts in a note or diary and later tearing or burning them may also be helpful.
Think about putting the following advice into practice if you want to increase your adaptability and confidence at work:
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance and making time for self-care may help you stay more upbeat at work. Try to manage your stress and get enough sleep.
Take some time to reflect and journal after handling a difficult circumstance at work so that you can be better prepared the next time. Consider what about the circumstance made you feel that way and what choices helped you get through the challenge the most successfully.
Try to arrive at work with a cheerful disposition and a desire to work with your coworkers. Your ability to handle unforeseen circumstances may be improved the more passionate and involved you are at work.
You might deal with common issues at work with your team and manager.
One-on-one meetings and building a stronger rapport with your coworkers could make you feel more at ease taking risks and coming up with solutions with them.
Client demands, macroeconomic conditions, and other things that may have an impact on your performance at work may be beyond your control. You are solely accountable for how you react to the situation, so keep that in mind.
Building resilience requires managing overwhelming and exhaustion. Take regular breaks during your working day, and make the most of whatever time off you may be granted to relax and unplug.